Jonestown Threnody : for string septet
by David Chisholm (2008)
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Jonestown Threnody was inspired by Stanley Nelson's
extraordinary 2006 documentary Jonestown: The life and death
of the People's Temple and was written to mark the 30 year
anniversary of the Jonestown Massacre, the largest mass suicide
in modern history.
The work was recorded, mixed and mastered by Myles Mumford at Experimental Media Performing Arts Center, New York on November 24 and 25 performed by ICE (International Contemporary Ensemble) conducted by Eric Dudley.
Instrumentation: 2 violins, 2 viola, 2 cellos, double bass.
Duration: 9 min.
Difficulty: Advanced — Extremely complex rhythm and colour requirements
Dedication note: Dedicated to the children of Jonestown
Commission note: Commissioned by EMPAC (Experimental Media Performing Arts Center, New York) and BalletLab as a source work for MIRACLE
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